Mark Waller (politician)

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Mark Waller
Mark Waller Official photo.JPG
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 15th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 7, 2009[1]
Preceded by Douglas Bruce
Personal details
Born 1969[2]
Macomb, Illinois[2]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jennifer
Children Truman
Camille
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Alma mater University of Denver
University of North Dakota
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Occupation Attorney

Mark Waller (born 1969) is a legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican in 2008, Waller represents House District 15, which encompasses portions of northeastern Colorado Springs, Colorado.[3]

Legislative career[edit]

2008 election[edit]

Mark Waller defeated incumbent Rep. Douglas Bruce in the contested Republican primary in August, taking 52 percent of votes cast.[4]

Waller faced Democrat Leslie Maksimowicz in the November 2008 general election. Waller's candidacy was endorsed by the Denver Post and the Colorado Springs Independent, [5] and he won election to the legislature with 66 percent of votes cast.[6]

2009 legislative session[edit]

For the 2009 legislative session, Waller was named to seats on the House Education Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.[7]

Waller plans on sponsoring legislation to require disclosure on clothes collection bins operated by for-profit companies, to include a new derivative of methamphetamine to Colorado's list of banned drugs, and to exclude dry-ice bombs from a felony list of explosives, and to allow homeschooled students to enroll in college classes.[8]

2010 legislative session[edit]

2010 election[edit]

2011 legislative session[edit]

2012 legislative session[edit]

2012 election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Representative Waller faced Libertarian challenger Larry Reedy. Waller was reelected by a margin of 73% to 15% with other third-party candidates garnering the remainder of the vote.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House Journal - January 7, 2009" (PDF). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b "About Me". Mark Waller For HD 15. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  3. ^ "State House District 15". COMaps. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  4. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 Primary Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  5. ^ Norris, Wendy; Bob Spencer (3 November 2008). "State candidate endorsement watch". Colorado Independent. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  6. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 General Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  7. ^ "House Republican Committee Assignments Announced" (Press release). Colorado House Democrats. 18 November 2008. 
  8. ^ Toda, Dean (2 January 2009). "Freshman lawmaker does his best to grasp his homework". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  9. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State". 
  10. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post". 

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